Duette Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros
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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Duette home. Rats’ teeth grow constantly, so they need to gnaw on things to wear down their teeth. Unfortunately for you, that means they can – and will – chew through anything to get where they want to go, including drywall, wood and wall studs, plumbing pipes, and electrical wires. They will also help themselves to the food in your pantry, leaving behind unsanitary droppings and contaminated food. For help call the Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros today!
Rats can also carry a number of disease-causing germs that are harmful to adults, children, and pets, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause food poisoning or other infections. Rats can also transmit rabies, bubonic plague and Weil’s disease (leptospirosis). For these reasons, it is extremely important to call our Duette rodent control service and get rid of rats in your house as soon as you realize you have a rat infestation. We offer the best guarantees on rodent exclusion for homes.
We also service Sarasota of course. Our range includes most of the south end of Tampa Bay, including Palmetto, Memphis, Ellenton, Oneco, Whitfield Estates, Bayshore Gardens, Cortez, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, and Palma Sola.
Manatee County, Florida
Area: 743 mi²
Population: 363,369 (2015)
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They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex.
They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source.
Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines.
Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control.
Female adults will produce about seven litters per year and will mate again about 18 hours after giving birth to her litter of about eight pups.
Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females.
In tree crops, some cultural practices can be helpful.
These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic.
Only construction grade materials are used.
Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards.
Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians.
Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps.
Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history.
See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.
There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors.
Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person.
Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans.
Tracking powders can be placed in voids behind walls, near points of entry, and in well-defined trails.
Sightings & Sounds - Since rodents are nocturnal and live secretively under normal circumstances, you can be sure that regular daytime rodent sightings indicate a heavy infestation.
The roof rat is more at home in warm climates, and apparently less adaptable, than the Norway rat, which is why it has not spread throughout the country.
Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites.
Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist.
Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures.
Adult roof rats usually live about one year.
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